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An instability phenomenon in the vicinity of a small-scale front conditioned by near-surface stratification

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Abstract

Field measurements, laboratory modelling, and a hydraulic model indicate that the near-surface stratification formed by heating, freshening by precipitation, and some other factors against the background of a moving surface wedge consisting of a low density fluid over a denser one may result in the appearance of an instability area near the wedge front. The processes of breaking, which occur in the instability area, scatter the wedge energy and participate in frontal zone formation.

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Translated by Mikhail M. Trufanov.

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Samodurov, A.S. An instability phenomenon in the vicinity of a small-scale front conditioned by near-surface stratification. Soviet Journal of Physical Oceanography 3, 373–381 (1992). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF02198068

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Keywords

  • Precipitation
  • Climate Change
  • Stratification
  • Environmental Physic
  • Field Measurement